Where are we today ?
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Loving this free camping here at at the casino, peaceful and quite , no issues and 24 hour security .
Up early , as usual and caught a nice sunrise tight out our kitchen window at 6;45 am . perfect way to start our day.
|casino parikng and an amazing sunrise|
First walkabout and enjoyed the peace and quiet here.as well,.
|this where we are for a coupe of nights|
Shortly after 9 am headed across the interstate 2/3 of a mile to the open pit Copper mine still in Operation, Asarco Mining Tours for the link click HERE . what an amazing tour it was !
| we hoped to do the 9:30 am tour and could have,But |
with a group of 30, 6 th grade schoool kids we passed
The 11;30 hour would be much better, and was.
In the ,meantime we checked out the gift shop for bit, then headed out for a few supplies down the road.
|some cool items here and very reasonable as well.|
Got done what we wanted and back for our tour. Seniors only$8.00 each, nice discount.
At 11 am the tour began and our guide Bill was amazing! he sure knew his stuff,
|arial shot of the mine|
|Bill doing his talk and really was amazing,|
the knew his tuff
|soon we headed out to the bus for the tour about 20 of us|
|this black pipe line takes the liquid tailings|
to the desert
|this huge piles around are Tailings, left over from the mining process|
The the tour carried, on so much information it was amazing the process that goes on her just no mine copper. But as explained in the tour copper is need in todays life styles. Computers, cell phones.tv's electric cars, etc an the list go on and on. in today's lifestyles.
|these huge trucks bringing the ore to be processed|
Looking over part of the mine below is amazing!
|more information and Bill sure knows his stuff|
|way down there it is done|
|loading the trucks 370 tons each, amazing !|
|one tire for one of these trucks|
|our tour bus|
|processing the ore|
|Suzie said it looks like|
liquid manure from the farm and I agree
|next we got to check our the process inside|
|170 ton truck 1974|
|240 ton truck 1975 too small|
Th new trucks to today hold 370 tons and they are HUGE!
Then home to relax in the afternoon because we can ! Suzie saw a very nice item that she would like, a nice metal sculpture, wall hanging of Gamble's Quails that we enjoy watching here in the desert.
|we have a spot for the in our coach to ! |
|enjoy wonderful warm afternoon outside reading|
Soon time for supper. leftover chicken so an tasty chicken pot pie is in order tonight, for the recipe you can click HERE
or my recipe blog top right side bar.
|done to perfection in our oven|
|small salad and hit the spot|
That was a very fun day we had just enjoying what we do.
Thanks for stopping by !
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